When people ask me why I love macrame there are many reasons, but the main ones are:

Versatility– you can make anything using cords and knots. From macrame home decor to jewellery, to clothing.

Mindfulness– the rhythm of knotting, like breathwork, can bring mindfulness and relaxation after just a few minutes.

Creativity– you can express your creativity using any type of fibre and cords, you can combine macrame with other crafts, and designs vary from micro macrame to macra weave and everything in between…..the possibilities are unlimited!

Last year’s exploration of macrame trends was a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the enduring charm of this ancient craft.

Just like last year, I’ve gathered insights from my macrame community worldwide and some of the best macrame artists to provide you with a glimpse into what’s shaping up another exciting year for this timeless craft.

I foresee macrame retreats tailored for women, offering a slow living holiday infused with creativity, to be a defining trend in 2024.

Picture yourself immersed in the gentle rhythm of knotting, surrounded by the calming embrace of nature’s beauty. Indulge in nourishing meals, bask in the warmth of sunlight, and engage in meaningful connections with fellow creative souls from around the world.

The macrame retreats offer the perfect opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, allowing participants to reconnect with their inner artists and savour the bliss of a holiday dedicated to their passions and well-being.

In the evolving landscape of 2024 and beyond, I predict a growing emphasis on prioritizing moments of mindfulness and self-expression.”

Macrame isn’t confined to plant hangers and wall art; it’s making a bold statement in the world of fashion. Luxury brands are incorporating macrame into haute couture, crafting intricate details on clothing items, and using it as a decorative element.

Danica from miomade.rs highlights the technique’s representation in the highest echelons of fashion, adding a touch of handmade elegance to garments.

In Danica’s words: “Given that we are in a time when trends change rapidly, it’s almost impossible to keep up. There has been a significant blending of all epochs concerning styles of creation and approaches to design.

Regarding the world of macramé in fashion, the technique is highly represented in haute couture. It is used for crafting details on clothing items or as decorative elements on garments. The macramé world is advancing each year, incorporating innovative knot combinations for a more modern look.

Experimentation with structures and materials is becoming more prevalent. Macramé techniques are increasingly modernizing the decoration of interiors, ornaments, lamps, and wall carpets. Handcrafted work always brings that luxurious touch, which is nearly irreplaceable.”

The macrame world doesn’t rest on its laurels; it evolves. Expect innovative knot combinations to take centre stage, offering a contemporary twist to traditional techniques. This infusion of modernity isn’t limited to fashion; it permeates the decoration of interiors, adorning spaces with ornaments, lamps, and wall carpets. The trend is clear — macrame is not just a craft; it’s an evolving art form.

Danica underlines the essence of handcrafted work — a touch of luxury that’s nearly irreplaceable. As trends fluctuate in this fast-paced era, the enduring allure of handmade macrame creations holds its ground. Whether it’s the intricacy of a wall hanging or the delicate details on a garment, the human touch brings a level of sophistication that stands the test of time.

In conclusion, 2024 heralds an era where macrame transcends its conventional forms. From large-scale wall hangings to haute couture, from traditional knots to modern innovations, this craft continues to captivate and surprise. As we navigate the twists and turns of trends, one thing remains constant — the timeless beauty of macrame.

Elsie Goodwin, from reformfibers a visionary in the realm of fiber arts, paints a vivid picture of the macrame landscape in 2024. Envisioning a symbiosis with the worlds of fashion and interior design, Elsie foresees a rise in a quiet luxury aesthetic that seamlessly integrates with the fabric of our homes—simple, clean, and understated.

Her palette prophecy nods to the dominance of black, deep reds, and neutrals, hues that effortlessly harmonize with every room. In an era where savvy spending is paramount, these colours not only offer a sense of security but also exude timeless beauty and classic allure.

Elsie says: “I see macramé being inspired by the world of fashion and interior design in 2024. The quite luxury aesthetic is perfect for fiber arts in homes; simple, clean, and understated. I see black, deep reds, and neutrals dominating as they can live in every room comfortably, and with people thinking extra smart with their money, these colours are not only safe but beautiful and classic.

As we heed Elsie’s insightful words, it becomes clear that the future of macrame is not just a craft; it’s a harmonious blend of style and substance, perfectly suited for the discerning connoisseur of fibre art.

Immersed in the intricate world of macramé, Nghi Ho, creator of missknottie.macrame, eagerly anticipates the unfolding trends in 2024.

Envisioning a year marked by innovation, Nghi highlights the exploration of advanced knotting techniques, promising a tapestry of more intricate and captivating designs crafted by enthusiasts globally.

The digital realm is poised to become a richer source of learning as the online macramé community expands, offering accessible courses and tutorials, nurturing the collective thirst for knowledge and creation.

Sustainability takes centre stage with an expected surge in eco-friendly materials, reflecting a shared commitment to environmental impact. Macramé’s artistic boundaries extend further through its fusion with other crafts like weaving and embroidery, promising a panorama of unique, breathtaking creations.

Nghi anticipates a flourishing sense of community and collaboration within the vibrant macramé network, whether through social media challenges or local meetups, fostering camaraderie and shared inspiration.

Cultural influences will continue to weave through macramé, blending traditional techniques with contemporary interpretations, adding depth and diversity to creations. In Nghi’s eyes, the future of macramé holds boundless opportunities for creativity, community, and collaboration—a journey she eagerly awaits with fellow enthusiasts.

Nghi tells me: “As someone deeply immersed in macramé, I’m excited about what 2024 has in store for our craft:

Advanced Techniques: Enthusiasts like us around the world will keep pushing the boundaries with advanced knotting methods, leading to even more intricate designs that captivate the eye.

Digital Learning: The online macramé community is set to grow, making it easier for us to access courses and tutorials from the comfort of our homes, fueling our passion for learning and creating.

Sustainable Materials: With a focus on sustainability, I anticipate a rise in eco-friendly materials in our projects, reflecting our commitment to making a positive impact on the environment.

Fusion with Other Crafts: I’m excited to see how macramé continues to intersect with other crafts like weaving and embroidery, sparking creativity and resulting in unique, breathtaking creations.

Community and Collaboration: Our vibrant macramé community will offer even more opportunities for collaboration and connection, whether through social media challenges or local meetups, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared inspiration.

Cultural Influences: Different cultural perspectives will continue to shape macramé, enriching our craft with traditional techniques and contemporary interpretations, adding depth and diversity to our creations. Overall, the future of macramé promises endless opportunities for creativity, community, and collaboration, and I can’t wait to see where our shared passion takes us next!

According to Aya Kurata from macramewithaya ,2024 is poised to witness a beautiful fusion of tradition and modernity in Macrame. Expect bold designs that push creative boundaries, breathing new life into this ancient craft.

The trend leans towards upcycling, where various materials find a second life in macrame creations. It’s an exciting prospect for those looking to blend sustainability with creativity.

In her words, Aya tells me: “I believe that in 2024, the macrame world will embrace a blend of tradition with modern and bold designs, as well as incorporate creative upcycling of various materials. I hope to see and contribute to such trends in my creative endeavours!”

In the ever-expanding realm of macramé, UK Macrame & Weaving Fibre Supplies’ Hannah Frost from the joyful studio, envisions a continued surge in interest for this timeless craft throughout 2024.

Beyond its established presence in wall art and home decor, she anticipates a fascinating shift towards macramé infiltrating the fashion arena, especially in the realm of accessories like bags. As a supplier attuned to the pulse of consumer preferences, Hannah notes a departure from the conventional single-twist string, with an emerging trend favouring braided and twisted cords.

This subtle shift promises to infuse creations with an exciting new texture, adding a layer of complexity and sophistication to macramé designs.

Hanna says: “Macrame has had a big spike in interest for the last 5 years and I don’t see the trend waning in 2024. I think we can expect to see macrame in not only wall art and home decoration but also fashion accessories, especially bags. As a macrame cord supplier, I’m seeing trends in consumers stepping away from the single twist string and more into braided and twisted cords so expect to see creations with a little more texture than before with these.

In the realm of macramé, Nhan from Bean Daikon envisions a transformative year ahead, marked by a spotlight on unique shapes and unprecedented customization. Embracing the dynamic nature of the craft, macrame artists are poised to venture beyond traditional patterns, seeking individuality and original expression. Nhan eloquently captures this spirit, stating:

“We foresee macrame artists seeking to differentiate their work by exploring unconventional shapes, stepping outside the conventional norms of traditional macrame patterns.”

This artistic evolution manifests in wall hangings featuring asymmetrical designs inspired by nature’s organic shapes, including flowing curves reminiscent of waves and irregular contours mimicking natural rock formations.

The coming year promises a tapestry of experimentation with abstract forms, integrating geometric elements like angular lines and sharp angles for visually striking compositions. Central to this evolution is the idea of customization, as artists embark on creating bespoke macrame pieces tailored to individual preferences.

Clients will be invited to infuse their unique style into the craft, from choosing colour palettes that harmonize with existing decor to incorporating personalized motifs or monograms.

Nhan’s insight paints a vivid picture of 2024 as a year where Macrame transcends its traditional boundaries, embracing artisanal craftsmanship and celebrating the diverse creativity within the Macrame community.

Lucy from Mingo & Co anticipates a surge in macrame wall hangings, emphasizing larger-scale designs.

As textile art takes centre stage in interior decor trends, macrame emerges as a versatile and visually stunning choice.

Lucy tells me: “In 2024 I think we are going to see an increase in macrame wall hangings. Larger-scale designs as textile art will be a huge interior trend this year. I think you’ll see more sculptural pieces and also macrame being used in a variety of materials not just your usual cotton cord. I’m excited to see what’s in store for this craft and the new ways in which it will be used. I know for me I will continue to bring it to the pet industry.”

Get ready to witness more sculptural pieces that redefine spaces, with the craft expanding beyond the conventional bounds of cotton cord to explore diverse materials.

If you are looking to learn macrame in 2024 check my online courses or live workshops here.

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MaCRaME TRENDS 2024: Crafting the Future of Knotting